Tag: chronic diseases

Vitamin D for Asthma


Vitamin D for Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Medical associations oppose bill to mandate nutrition training


Doctors Know Less than They Think About Nutrition


Nutrition bill doctored in the California Senate


Why is Nutrition so Commercialized?

“Why is Nutrition So Commercialized?” The prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes has skyrocketed, as have the number of articles published about diabetes in medical journals. Why does our wealth of academic knowledge not translate more directly into making things better? Maybe it’s our over-attachment to the reductionistic mindset that proved so successful with ACUTE…


Optimal Cholesterol Level

“Optimal Cholesterol Level” No matter where we live, how old we are, or what we look like, health researchers have discovered that 90% of having a first heart attack can be attributed to nine modifiable risk factors. The nine factors that are threatening our lives include smoking, too much bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes,…


Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart

“Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart” I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytochemiclas in beans, but there are protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well. Plant-specific compounds can have a remarkable impact on the health care system and may provide therapeutic health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment…


Tea and Artery Function

“Tea and Artery Function” Our endothelium, the inner lining of our blood vessels that controls the function of every artery in our body, appears to play a critical role in a variety of human disorders, including peripheral vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, and blood clots. Unfortunately, endothelial cells only live about…


Eggs and Diabetes

“Eggs and Diabetes” Type 2 diabetes is becoming a world pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases… what about diabetes? Researchers found a stepwise increase in risk the more and more eggs people ate. Eating just a single egg a week appeared to increase the…